Habring Monopusher Chronograph ZM

over 2 years ago
FS: Habring Monopusher Chronograph ZM
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Up for sale is a watch that I have been very proud to own, but it's now time for a new owner to enjoy it as much as I have.
This watch is pretty unique on quite a few levels.
For starters, it's a centrally-mounted, manually wound monopusher chronograph.
Chronograph watches certainly do abound, but not ones that are both centrally mounted and a monopusher, making this piece as rare as they come.
The ZM stands for Zentraler Minutenzhler, which is German for "central minute counter."
The movement is fascinating in that it uses Habring's caliber A08ZM, which is based on the wheel train of the ETA 7750, but that's where the similarities stop.
That's because caliber A08ZM is very heavily modified, using in-house manufactured parts to transform the chronograph into a monopusher and to centrally mount it:
Both chronograph control via the monopusher and the central minute counter are developments exclusive to Habring.
This particular iteration has flame-blued hour, minute, and subsidiary seconds hands, along with a special blued steel cam visible through the display caseback.
The dial is a beautiful silver that has the dual purpose of being both aesthetically pleasing and practical wherein the dial changes hue depending on lighting conditions, and legibility is maximized in combination with those blued hands.
As far as I'm aware, these features are exclusive to this particular piece.
The watch is in excellent 95% condition with no dents or dings on the case, and with the usual hairlines found on a polished case, which is consistent with normal wear.
For full disclosure, there is one minor scratch on the side of the case, which is only visible in the right light.
Of course, a light polish can easily restore the piece to 100% if desired.
The watch is a complete set with the trademark Habring pine box, papers, and a spare set of parts, including spare hands and gaskets, that Habring includes with each of their watches.
The only thing missing is the original strap/tang buckle, which was misplaced and its whereabouts are unknown, but the watch is accompanied with a beautiful Hirsch leather strap and signed buckle that perfectly complements it.
Note that the original Habring buckle is generic and unsigned, and both the strap and buckle can be purchased from Habring for approximately 100 Euros.
Priced at $4350. PayPal + 3% will be accepted only from well-established and reputable forum members in time, posts, and feedback, and who are based in the U.S. I welcome a sale from new forum members, non-members, or those with little or no feedback, but with bank wire as the only accepted method of payment. This is my firm payment policy, and I will not make any exceptions to it so please don't ask. I have plenty of positive peer references and feedback on WUS, so feel free to check them out. Face to face transaction in the Northern New Jersey/New York City area welcomed. Note that I am a private seller and not a watch dealer or store, so I do not accept returns.
International shipping at my sole discretion. If I agree to ship abroad and by purchasing from me, international buyer agrees to pay all shipping/insurance costs and buyer also agrees to assume any and all risk, including, but not limited to, loss, theft, damage, and/or customs issues or problems. Payment by bank wire only for international sale.Specifications:
• 42mm stainless steel case
• Hour hand, minute hand, stopped seconds hand and central 60-minute counter
• Centrally pivoted sweeping minute counter
• Triovis fine regulation
• Escapement components in chronometer quality
• Shock-proof pursuant to DIN and NIHS
• 17 rubies
• 48-hour power reserve when fully wound
• 91 service-relevant components
Email is the preferred method of communication and will yield a faster response than a PM: axiom106 {at.. {gmail.. {dot.. {com... I will respond promptly to all questions and inquiries.
Here are plenty of pictures from multiple angles, demonstrating the beauty of this piece. The photos below are part of this listing's description, so please ensure that you examine them carefully. Please excuse any visible fingerprints, dust, and/or smudges. Note that the following photos were taken in natural light for the most accurate portrayal of the watch and its condition:

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